This was the camera the astronauts used to photograph the moon on the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Brimming with technological advances, it’s fastest shutter speed was 1/500th of a second. Released in 1957, the 500 series initially received a luke warm response from the market because of its SLR (single lens reflex) design. However, it was a dependable, sharp and high-quality tool that became the workhorse camera of the swinging 60s. A must have camera for professional photographers, it’s desirability and high price tag was a badge that drew a line between the amateur and the serious photographer. Only 10 000 Hasselblad cameras per year are produced from it’s factory in Sweden.
Michael Bradfield has produced a series of highly detailed photographs of 20th Century film cameras reflecting his commercial still life work. They are beautifully lit in his studio and then deep etched for printing, to best show the classic design elements of these historic analogue cameras. All the wear and tear of these cameras are celebrated with revealing lighting. Isolating the subject on a pure white background gives these iconic cameras the status they deserve.
For the limited edition inkjet print on A2 we use Canson Rag Photographique. 100% Cotton Rag. Acid Free certified to avoid paper degradation. Designed to meet galleries and museum longevity requirements and respect the ISO 9706 standard.
The A3 and A4 inkjet prints are presented on photo-quality paper – smooth, white, opaque, with high uniformity and ISO9706 certification for longevity.